Electrical Construction & Instrumentation

Electrical Construction & Instrumentation

Tool List

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Tool List

Electrical Instrumentation & Controls Tool List

All students in these programs are responsible for having the following tools and supplies.

This tool and supply list is broken down into both required and optional, for those students entering the Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Associate's Degree or Certificate programs.

If you are currently in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance or Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Programs, you may already have a majority of these tools.

The approximate cost of the tools and supplies is $500.

Permanently identify (e.g., engrave) each of your tools because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

Textbooks: Required textbooks can be purchased at the Campus Bookstore. For a listing of the textbooks, contact your division office. The approximate annual cost of the textbooks is $400.

Purchase only professional quality tools. Past students have purchased tools at Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and specialty stores that sell electrical supplies. Computer Internet purchases can also be made through a variety of sources.

Required Tools & Supplies (Electrical Construction & Maintenance)

Required:

  • Tool storage - Tool box and/or bag or pouch (lockers provide area = 23" deep x 13" high x 12" wide)
  • Professional grade clamp type meter
    • (e.g. Ideal 61-746 or Fluke 323)
  • Electrical Tape
    • (1) roll - Black Electrical tape
  • Wire nuts:
    • Box of small blue or orange
    • Box of red
    • Box of yellow or tan
    • Box of green
  • Screws:
    • #10 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • #12 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • 6-32 pan head machine screw kit (range in size from roughly ½" to 3" +/-)
    • 8-32 pan head machine screw kit (range in size from roughly ½" to 3" +/-)
    • 10-32 Green Equipment Ground Screws
  • Fine tip permanent markers (Sharpie)
  • Pencil (#2 at least 4)
  • 16" Hacksaw
    • 32 tpi and 24 tpi hacksaw blades of professional quality (i.e. Lennox, Klein, Ideal, etc.)
  • Screw and Nut Drivers
    This is what we recommend:
    • Three (3) slotted-head screwdrivers:
      • 1/8" (at least 6" shank)
      • 3/16" (at least 6" shank)
      • 1/4" (at least 6" shank)
      • Two (2) Phillips head screwdrivers:
      • #2 tip (at least 4" shank)
      • #1 tip (at least 3 1/8" shank)
      • #2 square drive (e.g. Klein 662)
      • Nut driver set (e.g. Klein 647)
    OR you can purchase: 11 in 1 Tool (e.g. Klein 32500) ***This 11 in 1 tool can be substituted for the above list of screw and nut drivers but will serve a student better as an addition to the list of recommended screwdrivers and nut driver set.
  • Professional grade screw holding screw driver (e.g. Klein sk234)
  • 9" side-cutting pliers (i.e. lineman's pliers)
  • Diagonal-cutting pliers (6" or 7")
  • Needle-nose pliers (6" or 8")
  • 16 oz. straight claw hammer
  • Scratch awl
  • 9" magnetic torpedo level
  • Combination tool: Wire stripper, crimping tool, bolt cutter (e.g. Klein 1010)
    • Professional grade required and must strip wire from front of tool
  • Tape measure (12' minimum)
  • Utility Knife with retractable blade
  • Small wire ties (zip ties) - minimum 100 count
  • Allen key sets (e.g. Klein 70570 and 70574)

Required (Available at Campus Bookstore):

  • One pair of OSHA approved, clear lensed safety glasses. If the student wears prescription glasses they must be approved safety lenses, use stick on lenses or fit over prescription safety glasses.
  • Two key or combination padlocks to secure tools
  • 12" Architectural ruler (not engineering)
  • Timely #61 circuit aid (drawing template)
  • Hard hat (required on outside projects)

Optional:

  • 8" adjustable crescent wrench
  • Tapping tool (e.g. Klein 627-20)
  • EMT reaming tool (e.g. Klein 85191)
  • Professional grade arc-joint or pump pliers (10")
  • 12 and 14 AWG Romex Strippers (e.g. Klein K1412)
  • Professional grade step drill (e.g. Greenlee 36414)
  • Jack Knife with 2 3/4" Blade
  • Center Punch
  • Set of quality drill bits up to half inch
  • Battery operated drill driver/impact driver

Required Tools & Supplies (Electrical Instrumentation & Controls)

  • One pair of OSHA approved, clear lensed safety glasses. If the student wears prescription glasses they must be approved safety lenses or use stick on bi focal lenses
  • One padlock to secure tools
  • Tool pouch, bag or box (lockers provide area = 23" deep x 13" high x 12" wide)
  • Professional grade digital meter , clamp type meter strongly suggested
    • (i.e. Ideal 61-746 or Fluke 323)
  • Wire Numbers ***Typical Brands: Brady, 3M, Ideal, Panduit
    • Must minimally include numbers 0 - 9. Using two single digits will allow student to create numbers above 9.
  • Electrical Tape
    • (1) roll - Black Electrical tape
  • 1/4" x 1 1/4" glass Fuses: (available through automationdirect.com)
    • 10 amp - minimum 10 (automation direct part# AGC 10)
    • 5 amp - minimum 15 (automation direct part# AGC 5)
    • 2 amp - minimum 15 (automation direct part# AGC 2)
    • 1/2 amp - minimum 15 (automation direct part# AGC - 5)
  • Wire nuts:
    • Box of red
    • Box of yellow
    • Box of orange
  • Screws:
    • #10 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • #8 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • 10-32 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • 8-32 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • Green Equipment Ground Screws
  • Set of quality drill bits up to half inch
  • Fine tip permanent marker (Sharpie)
  • Pencil (#2 at least 4)
  • 16" Hacksaw
    • 32T hacksaw blades of professional quality (i.e. Lennox, Klein, Ideal, etc.)
  • Five (5) slotted-head screwdrivers:
    • 3/32"
    • 1/8" (at least 6" shank)
    • 3/16" (at least 6" shank)
    • 1/4" (at least 6" shank)
    • 1/8" (2" shank)
  • Three (3) Phillips head screwdrivers:
    • #2 tip (at least 4" shank)
    • #1 tip (at least 3 1/8" shank)
    • #0 tip (2" shank)
  • Insulated side-cutting pliers, also referred to as lineman's pliers (8" or 9")
  • Insulated diagonal-cutting pliers (6" or 7")
  • Insulated needle-nose pliers (6" or 8")
  • 16 oz. straight claw hammer
  • Scratch awl
  • 9" magnetic torpedo level
  • Combination tool: Wire stripper, crimping tool, bolt cutter (i.e. Klein 1010)
    • Professional grade required and must strip wire from front of tool
  • Tape measure (12' minimum)
  • Fuse puller (automationdirect.com #FP-2)
  • Utility Knife with retractable blade
  • Jack Knife with 2 3/4" Blade
  • Small wire ties (zip ties) - minimum 100 count

Optional:

  • 18T and 24T hacksaw blades
  • Professional grade screw holding screw driver (i.e. Klein sk234)
  • Professional grade arc-joint or pump pliers (10")
  • Romex Strippers
  • Professional grade step drill
  • Center Punch

Legend

" = inches
' = feet
T = tooth
# = number
AWG = American Wire Gauge